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Can’t say that the elections were completely transparent, says Dr Hasan Askari

We made the same security arrangements that the previous government did, he said

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Difficult to term July 25 elections completely fair, says Hasan Askari

Former caretaker Punjab chief minister Hasan Askari said in Saturday that it was difficult to term the July 25 ‘completely’ fair. What happened after 6pm had nothing to do with the then Punjab government, Mr Askari said, adding that the Election Commission was responsible for the vote count. “We don’t know whether rigging was done…

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ECP asks Punjab chief minister to ensure candidates’ safety

The Election Commission of Pakistan has written a letter to the caretaker Punjab chief minister to ensure the security of candidates in the province. In the letter to Punjab CM Hasan Askari, the ECP secretary has been said that in some areas candidates are receiving threats. In Narowal and Multan unfortunate incidents are emerging, he…

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Caretaker setup: PML-N cries foul over Askari’s appointment

The leadership of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has protested over the appointment of Dr Hasan Askari as caretaker Chief Minister Punjab, seeing it as a ‘misfortune’. His appointment was made by the Election Commission today (Thursday) to see the province through July 25 general elections. Askari is a prominent analyst and educationist. “His name was…

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Profile: Punjab Caretaker CM Hasan Askari-Rizvi

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Professor Dr Hasan Askari-Rizvi is a renowned political and military analyst who served as professor emeritus of political science at his alma mater, Punjab University. He has served as a visiting professor of Pakistan Studies at Columbia University from January 1996 to July 1999. From 1988 to 1991, Dr Askari-Rizvi was…

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Dr Hasan Askari becomes Punjab caretaker CM

The Election Commission named Dr Hasan Askari as the interim chief minister of Punjab on Thursday. A parliamentary committee was assigned the task to pick a caretaker CM for Punjab. They failed to arrive at a consensus. The Election Commission was then tasked to settle the matter. The government suggested Justice (retd) Sair Ali and…

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